This cruxifiction moment the world changed, but the miricle did not end with that moment. It benefitted those who passed before it, and those who passed after. Each of us get shot at eternal life with God because of it.
As we said the Rosary last night, we reflected on the Sorrowful Mysteries. It brought me back to recently read a chapter from St Thomas Aquinas, reminding us that God exists outside time. God can use this past moment to inspire and save us now in this moment. To God now is no different than if we stood at the foot of the cross then.
In the midst of our prayers, I tried to place myself at the foot of the cross. I kept asking myself if I would be brave enough to live my faith out in the face of the threats around me. Would I have faith looking at pagan Roman soldiers, to whom I have no value except as a slave? Would I be cowered in fear by the vengeful crowd who reject the law of God? Would I stay silent knowing the enemy has spies ready to bear witness to their lords about my adoration for the man on the cross?
I found myself wanting. Still afraid, but slowly growing in the strength of faith for the tests that lay ahead of me. I can see in this land this land today, those same threats faced by the fathers of the faith growing in strength. Surely you can see the new tests arising for Christians everywhere as well.
What can you say for yourself? Are you ready for your coming moment?